iPhone Flex

Here is how the curved iPhone may look like

Renders show a possible iPhone with a curved display. Earlier this week, we talked about how Apple may be creating a curved iPhone whose display is curved from top to bottom, not at the side edges like the Galaxy S9+ and other premium models. In fact, LG already created such a device in 2015 – called the LG G Flex. It was an interesting smartphone, but the complexity of the design resulted in a very high price, so the mainstream market rejected it. A few years later, the technology may be advanced enough to satisfy the consumers and offers a[…]

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A brand new Mac Pro line coming next year

Modular Mac Pro computers to be unveiled in 2019. Cupertino-based technology leader is working on a new Mac Pro line – modular computers aimed at professionals, according to insider information published at TechCrunch. Mac Pro is still in the early development stage, but the new line of pro computers is likely to come before the end of 2019. After speaking with key Apple’s employees in the campus, Matthew Panzarino from TechCrunch reveals that the project has been ‘completely rethinking’ and it’s definitely a modular system. Along with new modules for Mac Pro, the company is also working on new generation[…]

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Google Play Store is almost twice the size of the App Store

iOS apps decreased, while Google Play Store ballooned in 2017 Quantity doesn’t mean quality, but the sheer numbers of available apps on Android and iOS at the end of 2017 reveals an interesting picture. Google Play expanded massively, reaching 3.6 million apps in 2017, thanks to the 1.5 million new releases. At the same time, Apple’s Play Store decreased 5% from 2.2 million available apps to 2.1 million. 750,000 new apps were published in the App Store, but multiple factors lead to the decrease in the total number. Apple introduced in 2017 a new policy for publishing apps, and required[…]

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Touchless gestures may be coming to iPhones in three years time

Apple reportedly experimenting with 3D gesture controls. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun experimenting with 3D gestures for future iPhones. The touchless gesture controls for iOS may be coming in three years time, in an attempt to further differentiate flagship iPhones in a very saturated smartphone market. People familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed that the 3D touchless gestures would allow users to move their fingers above the screen to navigate through the menu without touching the display. The technology may be similar to the gesture controls in Nokia McLaren smartphone that was cancelled by Microsoft[…]

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microLED

Apple’s investment in microLED aims to make iPhone less power-consuming

The new display tech will debut with small screen devices in two year’s time. Every manufacturer tries to make its devices to last longer, but this is a hard task given the limited space for the battery in the trendy and very thin smartphones. And while the battery tech has not improved much in the past 10 years, the display manufacturers try to compensate with less power-hungry panels. OLED, used for most of the premium smartphones today, has a clear advantage in power consumption over LCD, but soon a new technology could become dominant. MicroLED, a fairly new tech, in[…]

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iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iFixit has torn apart the 6th generation iPad. Apple’s newly launched iPad is aimed at schools and those on a budget, but the tablet has zero upgradeability and a very low repairabilty score, according to a teardown by iFixit. The report reveals that iPad 2018 is impossible to upgrade, lacks waterproofing, and has a non-replaceable charging port. iFixit gave the new iPad a total score of 2 out of 10 for repairability, while the leader in the ranking – the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 got 10/10. iFixit has compared the new iPad with the previous, fifth generation. There is[…]

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Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

watchOS 4.3.1 available for testing while Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

Apple Watch loses its Instagram app. Instagram was one of the first companies that introduced apps designed for the tiny display of the Apple Watch, but as Apple killed the support for SDK v.1 on April 1, the company decided against re-building the app to work with watchOS 4 or newer. Instagram is instead pulling its app for Apple Watch, so as soon as you install the latest version for iPhone – version 39 – you will lose the ability to receive notifications and browse feeds. Some of you would argue that browsing photos on a very small display is[…]

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iOS 11.4 debuts for developers with three new features

First beta of iOS 11.4 released for developers. Apple has rolled out the first developer beta of iOS 11.4, introducing some new features and changes compared with iOS 11.3 (official). The first beta is currently live only for registered developers, but public testers should also be able to get their hands on this release in the coming days. What’s new: iOS 11.4 Beta I re-introduces the Messages backup on iCloud. The feature first appeared in early iOS 11.3 betas, but it was eventually removed from the official 11.3 release. You could easily restore your messages after a hard-reset. AirPlay 2[…]

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Universal App Store

Apple to drop Intel and use custom Mac processors from 2020

Apple’s own chips may be ready until 2020. The unification of the Apple app stores is expected to begin this year with the iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 updates for iPhone/iPad and Mac. This unification would allow developers to create a single app that runs across the entire Apple’s product line, and it’s distributed via a single app store. Apple is internally working on a project codenamed ‘Kalamata‘, said sources familiar with the matter. According to Bloomberg, along with the app unification, Apple is planning to make a shift from Intel to custom-made processors for Mac. Custom designs are already[…]

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Tips to improve the battery life in iOS 11 and iPhone X

How to fix the battery problems on iOS 11.3 and newer iOS 11.3, the latest update of the operating system that runs on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and newer, has caused some problems with the battery life, including a sudden battery drain experienced by iPhone X owners. Here is how you can try to fix the issues and improve the battery life of your iPhone: Restart the iPhone. You can try the easiest solution first – a simple reboot. Depending on the device you have, there is a different key combination you should use to reset. iPhone X and iPhone[…]

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